1999–2000 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1999–2000 season
Manager Jimmy Brown
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 3 6th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Scottish League Cup First Round
Bell's Challenge Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Paddy Flannery (14)
All: Paddy Flannery (16)
Highest home attendance 3,031
Lowest home attendance 324
Average home league attendance 581

Season 1999–2000 was the 116th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 94th time, the Scottish Cup for the 105th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 53rd time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the ninth time.

Overview[edit]

Season 1999-2000 would be one of the most memorable for Dumbarton, but not because of any titles won or lost, but because this would be the last season that the club would play at their famous Boghead Park. Dumbarton's home had been here for the past 121 years - the longest that any British football club had stayed at any home ground. Now the ground had been sold and Dumbarton would move to a new purpose built stadium at the foot of Dumbarton Rock.

The season itself was unremarkable. Three promotion places were up for grabs due to the addition of Elgin City and Peterhead the following season, however despite an encouraging start there was never a real chance of a top three finish and in the end a midtable 6th place was achieved. It would be the final game however that would define the whole campaign. As it was a crowd in excess of 3,000 turned out to bid farewell to the old ground and with it a fine victory over promoted East Fife.

In the national cup competitions, there was little to cheer. In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton lost to Stenhousemuir in the second round.

In the League Cup, after a win over Brechin City, Dundee would easily dispatch Dumbarton in the second round.

With new found sponsorship, the Scottish Challenge Cup was re-instated, but the same old failures beset Dumbarton - yet another first round defeat, this time to Airdrie.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, Dumbarton lost their two group ties.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 August 1999 Albion Rovers A 3-1 King;Melvin(2) 308
14 August 1999 Montrose H 3-4 Flannery(2);Brown 436
21 August 1999 East Fife A 0-1 591
28 August 1999 Brechin City A 2-0 King;Flannery 357
4 September 1999 Berwick Rangers H 2-1 Flannery;Robertson 324
11 September 1999 Queen's Park H 0-1 539
18 September 1999 East Stirling A 3-1 Templeman(3) 284
25 September 1999 Cowdenbeath H 1-1 Robertson 424
2 October 1999 Forfar Athletic A 0-5 397
16 October 1999 Montrose A 4-1 Grace;Flannery;Smith(2) 274
23 October 1999 Albion Rovers H 1-1 Smith 590
30 October 1999 Queen's Park A 2-3 Ward;Bradford 713
6 November 1999 East Stirling H 1-0 Bradford 415
14 November 1999 Berwick Rangers H 1-0 Bradford 415
20 November 1999 Brechin City H 1-3 Flannery 447
27 November 1999 Forfar Athletic H 3-3 Flannery;Robertson;Stewart 469
8 December 1999 Cowdenbeath A 2-0 Brown;Robertson 262
18 December 1999 Albion Rovers A 0-3 257
3 January 2000 East Stirling A 1-2 Flannery 308
22 January 2000 Cowdenbeath H 2-0 Flannery;Brown 469
29 January 2000 Queen's Park H 1-1 Flannery 492
5 February 2000 Forfar Athletic H 3-4 Flannery;Robertson;Smith 439
12 February 2000 Brechin City A 2-1 Flannery;Brown 278
26 February 2000 Montrose H 3-2 King;Robertson;Hringsson 482
4 March 2000 East Fife A 1-2 Watters 436
11 March 2000 Queen's Park A 0-2 788
14 March 2000 Berwick Rangers H 0-2 330
18 March 2000 East Stirling H 3-0 Dillon;Hringsson;Watters 367
25 March 2000 Brechin City H 2-1 Brittain;Grace 365
28 March 2000 East Fife H 1-1 Hringsson 394
1 April 2000 Berwick Rangers H 0-0 560
8 April 2000 Cowdenbeath A 2-1 Flannery(2) 284
15 April 2000 Forfar Athletic H 0-0 474
22 April 2000 Albion Rovers H 0-0 415
29 April 2000 Montrose A 1-2 King 267
6 May 2000 East Fife H 2-1 King;Robertson 3,031

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
8 January 2000 2 Stenhousemuir H 0-2 302

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
31 July 1999 1 Brechin City A 2-0 Flannery(2) 346
17 August 1999 2 Dundee A 0-4 2,765

Bell's Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
10 August 1999 1 Airdrie A 1-2 Dillon 826

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
14 July 1999 P Stirling Albion A 0-3
17 July 1999 P Alloa Athletic H 2-3 King;Brown 118

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
27 July 1999 Kilmarnock H 2-6 King;Gow

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Third Division League Cup Challenge Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Derek Barnes 26 0 24+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland Kenny Meechan 14 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Craig Brittain 39 1 35+0 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Jamie Bruce 25 0 21+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Michael Dickie 35 0 31+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Paul Finnigan 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Alex Grace 31 2 26+1 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Stephen Jack 38 0 34+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Kevin McCann 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland John McCormack 18 0 8+10 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Martin Melvin 8 0 1+5 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Dave Stewart 22 1 21+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Steven Bonar 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Alan Brown 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland John Dillon 27 2 17+8 1 0+1 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Chris Gentile 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Billy Melvin 12 2 8+2 2 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John Bradford 6 3 6+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Andy Brown 38 4 27+7 4 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Paddy Flannery 33 16 27+2 14 2+0 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
FW Iceland Hreinn Hringsson 14 3 3+10 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland Toby King 36 5 32+0 5 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
FW Scotland Scott McHarg 10 0 1+6 0 0+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Joe Robertson 39 7 33+3 7 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Chris Smith 21 4 9+11 4 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Chris Templeman 3 3 3+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Hugh Ward 15 1 3+10 1 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Willie Watters 7 2 6+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Transfers[3][edit]

Youth Team[edit]

Dumbarton played an under 19 team in the Scottish Youth Division B, and with 6 wins and 4 draws from 26 games, finished 9th of 10.

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Albion Rovers on 8 August marked Kenny Meechan's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 114th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Football League Review 2000-01. The Scottish Football League. 2001. 
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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